Wild Theory Explains The Origins Of Metal Gear Solid V's Sniper

Wild Theory Explains the Origins of Metal Gear Solid V's Sniper

Metal Gear Solid fans aren't waiting idly for the next MGS game; rather, they're devoting a lot of time to interesting theories about the different characters in Metal Gear Solid. Take Quiet, the mute (and controversial) sniper, for example.

Already, we've seen a few theories about Quiet, most of which focus on why she dresses a certain way. Now there's another theory about her origin that's been floating around for the last few weeks, and this one is particularly out there (click on 'expand' to see this at full size):

Wild Theory Explains the Origins of Metal Gear Solid V's Sniper

What are the chances that Kojima would take a tortured character, have them undergo a sex change, and then torture that character again in a later game? You know, saying it, it sounds absolutely ridiculous...and yet it doesn't seem like an outlandish thing for Kojima to do, I dunno. Especially not after some of the awful things that happen in Ground Zeroes. That, and video games sure are fond of poor taste twists like these.

Which is not to say I believe that Chico, the child soldier we see in Ground Zeroes, later becomes Quiet, the provocative sniper. Who knows! Rather, I think all the wild conspiracy theories about MGS that players come up with are curious, regardless of how grounded in reality they seem.

What's clear is that players are hungry to find out what the deal with Quiet is — and hopefully, her actual story isn't what this theory postulates.

(Via Rodrigo Araújo)


    Lol, interesting theory. Although now I'm kinda bummed that this is now implanted into my head, so should it be true, it will no longer be shocking...

      Yeah, now it's either a spoiler or it's going to be a letdown if there isn't this sort of depth to it.

    So because the artist decided to add a bit of subtle lighting and tone over the undies, there must be a knob under there?

      Obviously he went all the way and got a proper "dewangafacacation".

    It sounds like a retcon after too many ppl made an issue out of her being sexy. Should have just let it flow.

    Yes, continuing reposting intentionally ridiculous theories from /v/. Good man.

      I don't know about ridiculous, but isn't this theory as old as last year?

    So...sex change naaa but who's to say chico wasn't a girl the whole time?

      Well, chico means boy in Spanish. Do with that what you will.

    Wouldn't Chico be dead after the events of Ground Zeroes?
    I mean, Snakes in a nine year coma, and he's the greatest solider of all time, wouldn't Chico, a kid, just be dead?

      I thought the chopper survived. Snake took a serious blast and burn through the opening but Chico, Miller and the gang were ok. Besides, by Metal Gear standards even Paz is probably still alive. =P

    and hopefully, her actual story isn’t what this theory postulates.

    Why would that be so bad?

    Well I had always thought that this sniper had the ugliest/manliest face for a chick in a video game ever. So theory sounds plausible to me!

    Exactly how do we depict themes of sexual desire without enabling people to play the sexist card? It's a problem but can't we at the very least just ASSUME we aren't so damn superior to the practitioners of their craft that we see EVERYTHING they don't, that they have no idea that they're being defined and judged as sexist before anything is even released creates a tension that I really would find crippling. The fact that you can do whatever you want with a man (physically ATTACH him to those gender roles and no one cares) but if you're even within a 10 mile radius of a female gender role, you better be ready for non-stop barrage of judgement, head-shaking and finger-wagging just because the people who would love to receive a decent portion of empathy are incapable of practising it themselves.

    Why are men in most games completely murderous morons whose grand idea of drama is saying "when we get back, the drinks are on me"? Why are they always buff, white and have the same haircut with strong bonds with their brothers? (who may not actually be brothers, they just call them that) Aren't we enabling a definition of young boys to fall into a gender role of their own with our silence? Why are they allowed to be marginalized? I'm not saying we forget any of the female perspective, i just find it jarring that one side has to bite their tongue as the actual definitions of "equity", "discrimination", "sexism" and "gender role" are altered to only suit ONE argument, ONE perspective. I don't know of any other social issue that actually discourages discussion from ALL (that word is kinda inclusive isn't it?) perspectives.

    I think discussion is the way forward, apparently Kotaku values judgement and ignorance.

    Interesting. Not a far out idea, really - seems like it could work. Be interesting to see, can't wait for Phantom Pain!

    Side note, pretty sure Chico's comment about dinosaurs, monsters and becoming a hunter was a direct reference to the Monster Hunter missions in Peace Walker.

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